Some days are for one movie only, and some days are for binge-watching series and trilogies. A movie break from a long day, a cup of hot cocoa, and your favorite snacks are probably what you need, and if you are looking for trilogies to enjoy, here are the 20 best trilogy movies you might like.
1. The Lord of The Rings (2001)
English 2h 58m IMDb
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom
The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy packed with epic fantasy adventures. Peter Jackson directs the trilogy, and the stories are based on the book by J. R. R. Tolkien. The story follows a hobbit named Frodo Baggins that’s fated to bear the Ring that will decide the future of the whole civilization.
As Frodo prepares to take on his new role as Ringbearer, he will face a challenging task. He must destroy the One Ring in the blazing furnaces of Mount Doom, where it was forged.
The Lord of The Rings Trilogy has defied the viewers’ expectations and has made a name for itself. The film’s storyline, graphics, cinematography, and all of the actors in the ensemble cast are notable aspects.
2. The Hobbit (2012)
English 2h 49m IMDb
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage
The story starts with a simple hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. He’s minding his business and living a peaceful life at the shire with his fellow hobbits. However, his simple lifestyle takes an unexpected turn when the wizard Gandalf shows up at his home and tells him to go on an adventure with a company of dwarves.
He is then involved in a mission, a journey through the middle Earth, to regain the kingdom of Erebor. This is a fantastic trilogy that knows when to take itself seriously and, on the other hand, knows when to avoid being over the top with its wit.
3. Spiderman (2002)
English 2h 1m IMDb
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe
Spiderman follows the story of an average student named Peter Parker. After being bitten by a genetically-modified spider, Peter Parker obtains superhuman strength and spider-like abilities. He then makes an oath to put his skills to good use, fighting against evil.
As the story continues, Peter begins to understand what his cherished Uncle Ben meant when he told him, “With great power comes great responsibility.” There’s a reason why Spiderman is regarded as one of the best superhero films of all time.
Aside from the fantastic soundtrack and stellar cast, the film boasts an excellent narrative and memorable villains.
4. Back To The Future (1985)
English 1h 56m IMDb
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Back to The Future is one of the sci-fi classics you should not miss, especially if you like Sci-fi movies. In this classic movie, Marty McFly, a teenager from a peaceful town in California, finds himself transported to the 1950s. This turn of events happens after an experiment conducted by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown goes astray.
Marty must ensure that the younger versions of his parents fall in love for him to continue existing. Things get more complicated as he needs to travel back in time to save Dr. Brown. The movie has an 80s vibe to it. The film is generally enjoyable, irresistible, and original.
5. The Dark Knight (2008)
English 2h 32m IMDb
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart
Deemed as one of the best trilogies of all time, The Dark Knight follows Batman and his mission of protecting the city of Gotham from crimes. He can maintain order with the aid of allies named Lt. Jim Gordon and DA Harvey Dent.
However, everything changes when an evil young criminal going by the name of the Joker suddenly throws the community into disarray. Batman must walk a thin line between courage and vigilantism.
This movie has very little to absolutely nothing wrong with it. The story, script, frames, acting, characters, and almost anything about this film are spectacular.
6. Before Sunrise (1995)
English 1h 41m IMDb
Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert
In these three films, an American named Jesse meets a Frenchwoman named Celine, a student who has recently returned from studying abroad. Following a series of in-depth, interesting conversations that result in an unexpected bond between them.
They decide to take in the sights and sounds of Vienna as they get to know each other better. As the night wears on, the strength of their connection makes it difficult for them to decide to part ways in the morning.
The movie demonstrates both an uplifting and accurate picture of romance. There is also actual chemistry existing between the two main characters. It’s a romantic trilogy worth watching.
7. Mad Max (1979)
English 1h 28m IMDb
Director: George Miller
Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne
The remaining remnants of the law in Australia try to control a vicious biker gang when oil has run out, and the world has descended into war, starvation, and financial ruin. The main character is a guy named Max who works for the Main Force Patrol and embarks on personal revenge against the gang who took everything from him.
The movie contains some amazing vehicle stunts and an intriguing main character. In addition, they also have a fantastic soundtrack, original setting, and narrative.
8. The Hangover (2009)
English 1h 40m IMDb
Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha
The movie’s plot centers on Doug and three other friends taking a road trip to Las Vegas for an exciting and unforgettable stag party two days before his wedding. The next morning, when the three groomsmen awoke, they couldn’t remember anything.
That’s not their main problem, though; what makes this worse is that they can’t find Doug anywhere. The three disoriented friends race against the clock to find Doug so they can get him back to Los Angeles in time for the wedding.
Overall, the trilogy is a highly amusing comedy that is raunchy, distinct, and incredibly intriguing. It has a compelling plot and a fantastic cast.
9. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
English 2h 4m IMDb
Director: Joe Johnston
Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson
The events of the movie take place in 1941 when war is raging all over the world. Steve Rogers desires to contribute to society by serving in the armed services of the United States, but the military does not accept him due to his petite size. Finally, Steve is admitted into a program.
Thus, giving him the chance to contribute. The experiment transforms him into Captain America, and he then leads the charge against the Nazi-backed HYDRA organization with the help of Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter.
This is the most severe movie from the MCU’s Phase 1 lineup. It is set in the actual world during World War 2, giving it a sense of relevance. The interactions in the film have a much deeper level, and the cast is outstanding.
10. Taken (2008)
English 1h 30m IMDb
Director: Pierre Morel
Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen
The Taken trilogy is one of those trilogies that will keep you hooked up until the last second of the show. The story follows a former government operative named Bryan Mills is currently making efforts to get in touch and try to get closer with his daughter, Kim.
However, his worst fears come to life when Kim and her friend get kidnapped by sex slavers. With just four days left before his daughter gets auctioned off, Bryan will need to utilize all the skills he gained while working in black ops to rescue Kim. The characters, the plot, the suspense, and the action are all executed effectively.
11. Iron Man (2008)
Englis 2h 6m IMDb
Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard
As one of the most popular MCU characters, the Iron Man trilogy has been supported and recommended by many. Tony Stark’s story starts with him performing weapons experiments overseas when terrorists kidnap him. They then coerced him into developing a devastating weapon.
However, he constructs an armored suit during captivity instead, battling his kidnappers. After returning to the United States, Stark improved the suit and started using it to fight against terrorist attacks and criminal activity. This work of art shows a beautiful blend of comic books and present reality. This movie is a blast to watch.
12. The Godfather (1972)
Englis 2h 55m IMDb
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
This movie is based on Mario Puzo’s novel entitled The Godfather. The majority regarded the trilogy as one of the best movies of all time. The film centers on Don Vito Corleone’s powerful Italian-American crime syndicate.
When Michael, Don’s youngest son, decides to join the Mafia against his better judgment, he immediately becomes embroiled in the Mafia’s never-ending cycle of bloodshed and betrayal.
The plot is unpredictable, and the slow pacing adds to the elegiac charm of the movie. The Godfather sticks out amid the rest because it is extraordinarily well-made and played.
13. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
English 1h 56m IMDb
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts
Ocean’s Eleven is the first film in the Ocean trilogy. This film follows a man of action named Dannie Ocean. The clever and charismatic criminal is already plotting his next heist just 24 hours after being released from prison in New Jersey.
Dannie is a thief with principles and follows three rules; Not to hurt anybody, not to steal from anyone who doesn’t deserve it, and play the game like you’ve got nothing to lose. With all set, Danny masterminds the most complex and sophisticated casino heist ever staged.
The star-studded cast of the movie delivered strong performances. Overall, it’s a very stylish, classy film with many flairs.
14. El Mariachi (1992)
Spanish 1h 21m IMDb
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Jaime de Hoyos
El Mariachi is the first film of Rober Rodriguez’s The Mexico trilogy. The film tells the story of a guitarist on the road with a modest goal: to make a living by performing music. However, a sudden shift in his life occurred when local assassins accused him of being Azul, an enemy assassin they were anticipating.
El Mariachi has no choice but to resort to shootings to escape the deadly infighting that has broken out. Despite being produced on a small budget, the movie delivers and is generally engaging. The film also boasts an original, fun, and exciting plot.
15. The Naked Gun (1988)
English 1h 25m IMDb
Director: David Zucker
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson
Naked Gun centers on a somewhat dim-witted police detective named Frank Drebin. He is tasked with foiling a scheme that involves mind-controlling innocent individuals to transform them into assassins.
Amid the chaos, his partner Norberg is shot and hunting for the assailant, eventually leading him to the corporate magnate Vincent Ludwig. This movie is fun to watch and has many golden, memorable moments.
16. The Wolverine (2013)
English 2h 6m IMDb
Director: James Mangold
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto
The Wolverine (2013) is the second movie in the Wolverine trilogy. This film explores his adventures in Japan that he hasn’t seen since World War II. Once there, he finds himself in the shady land of yakuza and samurai. He is forced to flee with the daughter of a powerful industrialist.
This ‘mission’ pushes his emotional and physical limits as he is faced with the threat of death for the first time. Though the story is arguably the fascinating aspect of the film, the acting is nevertheless excellent.
17. The Avengers (2012)
English 2h 23m IMDb
Director: Joss Whedon
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
The Avengers is the formation of a group of superheroes, a dream for Marvel fans. Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., launches a campaign to recruit superheroes after the wicked brother of Thor, Loki, obtains access to the unrestricted power of the energy cube known as the Tesseract.
The Avengers were formed to combat the unprecedented threat posed to Earth. This movie contains terrific action scenes and fantastic characters—everything you could ask for in a team-up superhero movie. The best actors were recruited to play the Avengers too.
18. Meet The Parents (2000)
English 1h 48m IMDb
Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo
As the title may have already suggested, this film is about a young man’s first trip to the home of the parents of his fiancee. Despite expecting the worst, the visit turns out to be a much more terrifying experience than he could have ever dreamed it would be.
There are various entertaining sequences, witty actors, and unexpected plot twists. It’s a film you will never tire of watching. It’s one of the movies that will undoubtedly make you feel better.
19. Shaun of The Dead (2004)
English 1h 39m IMDb
Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield
Shaun of The Dead is the first movie of the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy. The film follows Shaun, a slacker in his 30s who lives an unremarkable and uncomplicated life. The only exciting thing in his life is his girlfriend named Liz.
When zombies suddenly invade the town, Shaun has no choice but to step up to the challenge and save Liz and his mother. This is the funniest comedy movie that deals with the struggle to stay alive in the face of zombies.
20. Pitch Perfect (2012)
English 1h 52m IMDb
Director: Jason Moore
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson
If you are more into musicals or feel like it, Pitch Perfect trilogy might interest you. This film is relatively light and a good choice for relaxation. It centers on how a college student navigates her life through college and the struggles and people they meet.
The vocals are outstanding and fantastic, and they will keep you hooked for more melodies and dramas. In addition, the songs are entertaining to listen to.
Sometimes one movie isn’t enough, perhaps during a sleepover or a weekend night away from stressful work. If you are looking for action, adventure, drama, or crime, name it, there’s a trilogy for your liking. Here are the 20 best trilogy movies you can enjoy, so grab your drinks and cuddle up for an enjoyable ride.